Windshield chips can crack at any time but cold weather stress increases the likelihood of a chip spreading. Safelite, a member of Belron the world’s leading vehicle glass repair and replacement group states that “According to a study conducted by the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) chips were likely to spread more than 80% of the time at temperatures of 14 degrees. Windshield chips tested at 32 degrees through computer simulation were nearly 60% likely to crack.” “Why repair a windshield chip”.
Most windshield chips and some cracks can be repaired safely and quickly by certified technicians. Depending on your policy, windshield repairs may be covered by your auto insurance. Contact a Jackson Kahl Insurance agent with any coverage questions you may have.